Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Review (2019)

Last updated on May 2, 2019

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The Oceano is one of Brentwood Home's most popular mattresses, but how does it stack up against your needs and preferences?

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Note: This review is for the Brentwood Home Oceano mattress, made of memory foam and two layers of pocketed coils. We have also reviewed the Brentwood Home Cedar, which substitutes 100% natural latex for the the memory foam and one of the layers of coils.

If you’d prefer to watch rather than read, check out our full Brentwood Home Oceano mattress video review.

Table of Contents

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Summary Overview of GoodBed's findings and conclusions about this product
Materials & Construction Mattress Type, Layers, Cover
Comfort & Feel Ratings Softness, Cushioning Depth, Memory Feel, Bounce
Back Support + Pressure Relief Ratings By sleeper weight and sleep position
Feature Ratings Motion Isolation, Temperature, Edge Support, Ease of Repositioning, Natural vs Chemicals, Adjustable Base Compatibility
Price, Value & Longevity Cost, Discounts, Durability, Overall Value
Other Factors to Consider Delivery, Returns, Warranty
Bottom Line Who is the best/worst match for this mattress?

Summary: Is the Brentwood Home Oceano a Good Mattress?

The Brentwood Home company has an interesting story as an American manufacturer that still makes its own products in its Los Angeles factory. (Many other mattress brands use other companies to make their bedding, then slap on their label.) Its Oceano mattress is one of its most popular models, and we were excited to test it.

While the company calls this a "medium" mattress in terms of softness, we found it to be more of a Medium Firm on our scale. Under a quilted cover made with plant-based fiber and wool, 2" of gel memory foam adds softness and a little of that slow-melting memory foam feel. Under that is a layer of 2.5" tall micro-coils -- miniature pocketed coils that are also part of the comfort layer of this bed. The main support core of the mattress is a 7.5" pocketed coil unit with zoned support (heavier coils in the central third of the bed), along with firmer coils around the perimeter of the mattress for edge support.

While not a natural mattress (its foam is petroleum based), the bed does have a number of safety certifications that ensure low use of chemicals and off-gassing. Natural wool is used in the quilt layer to help regulate heat, and the cover fabric is tencel, a plant-based fiber. While most mattresses are held together by glue, Brentwood Home uses functional tufting to hold the Oceano together; these are long yarns that travel through the mattress at intervals, anchored by fabric buttons. If you are concerned about chemicals and off-gassing in your bed, but don't want to break the bank on a 100% or organic mattress, the Oceano does offer a lot of value.

Another plus is Brentwood Home's 1-year trial period with full refund should you decide the Oceano isn't for you. That's much longer than the 100 or 120-night trial periods we have seen with other online mattress brands. Unfortunately, the generous return policy is balanced by a company warranty that in our view isn't as competitive. The 25-year warranty is pro-rated after 10 years, meaning that if your mattress required warranty service during year 11, you'll have to pay part of the replacement cost. During the entire warranty period, you are responsible for all shipping costs (which for 100-pound mattress could be significant). Lastly, the company's warranty against body impressions fall below the industry average; any permanent impressions would need to be greater than 2" deep for the warranty to apply.

In our performance testing, we judged the Oceano mattress to be a good choice for almost all back and stomach sleepers in a wide variety of weight ranges. For heavier side sleepers who like memory foam, we thought the Oceano would also be a good choice, though persons under 200 lbs. might find it too firm for side sleeping.

Other review highlights: Edge support was very good overall, as was motion isolation (important if you are easily disturbed by  partner's movements).

From a value standpoint, we thought the Brentwood Home Oceano mattress offered a lot of features for the money: Excellent materials and construction, good all around performance for a variety of sleepers, and a long trial period.

Read on for our detailed report, and be sure to check out the video to see the Brentwood Home Oceano mattress in action as we put it through our tests. See the Brentwood Home website for more information, pictures, and current pricing.

Bottom Line: Who Is the Best Match for the Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress?

BEST if you:            

  • Are primarily a back or stomach sleeper
  • Enjoy a buoyant feeling of floating on top of the mattress
  • Sleep or sit right on the edge of the bed
  • Need good pressure relief
  • Are easily disturbed by a partner's movements

NOT IDEAL if you:

  • Prefer a slow, melting into the bed feeling
  • Like a deeply cushioned bed
  • Are a lighter (<200 lbs.) side sleeper
  • Prefer a bouncy mattress


Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress


Comfort & Feel

These are the "preference-based characteristics" of a mattress. No classification here is better or worse – they are strictly a matter of your personal preference.

Softness Level
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
4 Medium Firm
Cushioning Depth
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
5 Average cushioning
Response Rate
(1=Slowest, 9=Fastest)
8 A little memory feel

 

Back Support (by Sleeper Type)

No mattress will provide equally good spinal alignment (a.k.a., back support) for every sleeper. Here's what to expect in terms of spinal alignment on this mattress – by sleeper weight and sleep position.

Weight Range Back Sleepers Side Sleepers Stomach Sleepers
Lighter <150 lb 10 7 10
Average 150 to 200 lb 10 8 10
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 10 9 10
Heavier >250 lb 10 9 9

 

Pressure Relief (by Sleeper Type)

The pressure relief offered by a mattress – especially important for side sleepers – will vary based on a sleeper's weight and body shape. Here's how we size up the pressure relief capabilities of this mattress.

Weight Range Typical Curves Extra Curvy
Lighter <150 lb 7 7
Average 150 to 200 lb 8 8
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 8 8
Heavier >250 lb 8 8

 

Other Features

These are the "priority-based characteristics" of a mattress. Ratings here indicate where this mattress has strengths or weaknesses – however the importance of these features will depend entirely on your personal priorities.

Motion Isolation 6 Okay, but not the best
Stays 'Cool' 9 Excellent
Edge Support 10 Exceptional
Ease of Repositioning 10 Exceptional
Green Features 10 All natural, with many safety certifications
Adjustable Base Compatibility 9 Very compatible
Overall Value 9 Excellent

 

Key Facts

Mattress Type

Memory Foam over Pocketed Coils

Price (Queen)

$1,495

Delivery

Free delivery to door

Return Policy

1 year trial, full refund and pickup

Warranty

25-years, pro-rated. Indentation coverage: 2"+

Country of Manufacture

United States

Thickness

14 inches

Weight (Queen)

112 pounds


 

Materials & Construction

What's in a Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress?

Overall, we classify the Oceano  mattress as a "Memory Foam over Pocketed Coil" construction type.

The Brentwood Home Oceano mattress is a 14″ thick mattress comprised of 6 total layers (listed below from top to bottom):

  • 100% New Zealand wool quilted into Tencel cover
  • 2" gel memory foam, 4 lb. density
  • 2.5" pocketed micro-coils
  • 1" polyurethane transition foam, 1.8 lb. density
  • 7.5" zoned pocketed coil support layer
  • 1" polyurethane foam, 1.8 lb. density

The 7.5" support layer of the mattress is comprised of individually pocketed coils. The coils across the central third of the mattress are firmer to give greater support under the heaviest part of your body (hips and midsection). Firmer coils are also used around the perimeter of the bed as edge support.

Holding the layers of the mattress together is functional tufting ( what's this ); these are organic cotton yarns that travel through the mattress at intervals to hold the layers in place, and are secured on the top and bottom by soft fabric anchors.

 Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Layers

Cover

The layers of the Oceano mattress are wrapped in a cover made of Tencel, a plant-based fiber made from wood pulp. Quilted into the cover is a layer of New Zealand wool; wool is a natural heat regulating material that can help keep you warm in winter and cool in the summer.

 Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Cover

Comfort & Feel

There are three aspects that make up our assessment of comfort and feel. We call these "preference-based characteristics" because no rating here is better or worse – rather, the attributes that are most desirable to you will be determined solely by your personal preferences. We apply the same classification standards to each mattress so you can more easily compare apples to apples.

Softness what’s this )

Keep in mind that what mattress companies call “firm” or “soft” is a purely a preference. All mattresses should be supportive and promote healthy spinal alignment. Whether a mattress is fluffy and squishy (what mattress companies call soft or plush), or less so (what companies call firm), is purely down to your personal needs and preferences.

While Brentwood Home called the Oceano mattress a "medium" we found it to be more of a Medium-Firm on our scale, perhaps a bit to the softer side of medium firm.

Not sure what softness is best for you? Take our Mattress Match Quiz and find out.

Softness Level
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
4 Medium Firm

 

Cushioning Depth what’s this )

This refers to how deeply you sink into the mattress or feel cradled or hugged, versus a feeling of floating on top of the bed. The Brentwood Home Oceano mattress is a bit more to the "floating on top" side of this spectrum, though the quilted top gives it surface softness and conformity, so on the whole we would call cushioning depth to be medium, or about average.

Cushioning Depth
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
5 Average cushioning

 Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Cushioning

Responsivenesswhat’s this )

Responsiveness refers to how quickly a mattress recovers its shape after being compressed. When you press your hand into the mattress, for instance, then remove it, does it take several seconds for the mattress to return to flat, or does it recover immediately?

The Oceano bed has a 2" layer of memory foam, and it is a slow-responding foam you would normally associate with a "melting into the bed" sensation. However, it's just 2", and it sits under a deeply cushioned quilted cover which negates the memory foam feel. We did still get a bit of that memory foam sensation.

We also took a look at bounce, which we expected to be more significant given the bed's two layers of coils. When our tester dropped his body on the bed, he experienced some slight bounce, but not as much as you might expect from a mattress with more than 2,000 springs.

Response Rate
(1=Slowest, 9=Fastest)
8 A little memory feel

 

Back Support & Pressure Relief

The two things that you should always be sure to get from your mattress are spinal alignment (commonly thought of as "back support") and pressure relief. Unfortunately, no mattress will deliver these two things equally well for all sleepers. In particular, spinal alignment and pressure relief capabilities will vary across sleepers with different weights, body shapes, and sleep positions. To help you determine how this mattress will perform for you, we break down our spinal alignment and pressure relief assessments by sleeper type.

We found the Brentwood Home Oceano mattress to be excellent in this respect when in back and stomach sleeping positions, and we felt that regardless of body weight, most people would have the same support and spinal alignment when back sleeping and stomach sleeping.

We questioned the Oceano mattress for certain side sleepers, however. The same firm support that's perfect for back and stomach sleeping may be too firm for lighter individuals who sleep predominantly on their sides.

 

Spinal Alignment

The key to good back support is maintaining proper spinal alignment while you sleep. This means that the mattress should hold your spine in roughly the same position it's in when you're standing. The ability of a given mattress to do this will generally depend on your weight, sleep position, and body shape.

Here is how we break down the spinal alignment of the Brentwood Home Oceano mattress:

Weight Range Back Sleepers Side Sleepers Stomach Sleepers
Lighter <150 lb 10 7 10
Average 150 to 200 lb 10 8 10
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 10 9 10
Heavier >250 lb 10 9 9

 

Back Sleepers:

Our 200-pound tester felt this mattress to be exceptional while on his back, with excellent spinal alignment. And we felt that most people would have the same experience and excellent spinal alignment in this position, including those significantly heavier than our tester.

Side Sleepers:

Spinal alignment for our tester while side sleeping was also good, and we felt that especially those heavier than our tester would be well served by the memory foam and layer of micro-coils in this bed. We did wonder about those lighter than our tester, who might simply find this bed too firm for side sleeping, with their shoulders unable to sink into the mattress enough.

Stomach Sleepers:

Achieving good spinal alignment for stomach sleepers can often be trickier as the hips can tend to sink down too far with some mattresses, but our tester felt very well supported in this position. Further, we felt that most stomach sleepers, regardless of body weight, would have a similar good experience on the Oceano. For heavier stomach sleepers that really like memory foam, we felt that the Oceano is about as good as it gets. There's a chance that those much heavier than our tester might find a little too much softness in the hip area, but the two layers of micro-coils should offer enough firmness.

 

Pressure Relief ( what's this )

When a mattress pushes back against your body with too much force in a concentrated area, the result can be pain, soreness, loss of circulation, excessive tossing, and other problems. In general, such "pressure points" are of greatest concern for side sleepers, since that's the position in which your body's weight is distributed over the smallest surface area. To find the right mattress for your needs, keep in mind that the pressure-relieving capabilities of any given mattress will vary depending on the sleeper. Factors like your weight and body shape (e.g., broader shoulders and/or hips) will determine how far you sink into the mattress, and the pressure relief offered by that mattress will vary widely at different depths.

Here's how we sized up the pressure relief of the Brentwood Home Oceano mattress:

Weight Range Typical Curves Extra Curvy
Lighter <150 lb 7 7
Average 150 to 200 lb 8 8
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 8 8
Heavier >250 lb 8 8

 

Memory foam as a good reputation for pressure relief, and although there's only two inches of it here, the micro-coils directly below it also provide cushioning. Our tester didn't have any trouble on the Oceano in terms of pressure relief, nor did we have have any great concerns those heavier than our tester. As with side sleeping, did wonder if those lighter than our tester would find enough softness in the top layers for good pressure relief.
Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Side Sleeping

Other Features

Beyond the preference-based characteristics of comfort and feel, and the body matching for spinal alignment and pressure relief, a mattress will have a number of other attributes that can make it a better or worse choice for you. We call these "priority-based characteristics" because they are areas in which a mattress can be better or worse, but that will have differing amounts of importance to each sleeper. So, determining how much importance to give to these features will be entirely a matter of your own personal priorities. As always, we apply the same ratings standards to each mattress so you can more easily compare apples to apples.

Motion Isolation what’s this )

With a bowling pin standing upright on the Oceano bed, we tested motion isolation by dropping a 16-lb. bowling ball on it, as well as the whole weight of our 200-lb. tester. In both drop tests, the bowling pin wiggled but did not fall.

We thought the Oceano mattress would be a good choice for those who might be easily disturbed by a partner's movements on the bed, or by pets or kids jumping in and out of bed.

Motion Isolation Rating 9 /10 Excellent

 

Temperature what’s this )

For those who tend to sleep hot, or for those that experience hot flashes, temperature is a concern. The Brentwood Home Oceano mattress has a number of features that we think promote heat dissipation and air flow. First, this is a relatively firm mattress, which means your body doesn't sink deeply into it. That means more of your body is exposed to the air. Second, the majority of this bed is springs, and air can travel freely around springs, allowing hot air to move away, and cool air to replace it.

Although it does have some memory foam, gel flecks are added to help draw heat from the body, and above the memory foam is a layer of wool stitched into the Tencel mattress cover. Wool has natural moisture and heat-wicking capabilities. It can help keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Taken altogether, we think that the Oceano mattress will not feel hot to most people.

Stays “Cool” Rating 9 /10 Excellent

 

Edge Support what’s this

If you tend to sleep right on the edge of your bed--or you tend to get pushed there by kids or pets, then edge support will be important. A mattress with good edge support means more usable area for sleeping and sitting.

Edge support was very good on the Oceano. Note that there's some crowning to the cover, meaning that it domes up higher than the sides. Our tester did note a slight tilting feeling because of this, but he never felt unstable.

Edge Support Rating 8 /10 Very good


 

Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Edge Support

Ease of Repositioning what’s this )

Another highlight in our testing was very good ease of movement on the Oceano mattress. Changing from position to position was not an issue for our tester.

Repositioning Rating 9 /10 Excellent

 

Green Features what’s this )

For mattress shoppers concerned with the use of natural materials, sustainable manufacturing practices or the like, we offer our subjective evaluation of any efforts taken by the company to make the mattress more green, healthy, or safe. 

While the Oceano mattress isn't natural (it's foams and memory foam are petroleum based), the mattress does have a number of eco-friendly features and some impressive safety certifications. The mattress cover, made of plant-based fiber and natural New Zealand wool, is certified to the OKEO-Tex standard, meaning it's been tested for hundreds of harmful chemicals.

Steel coils, while not natural, do not off-gas, so should not be a concern for those with chemical sensitivities. And at least theoretically, steel is recyclable. Instead of chemical glues, Brentwood Home uses functional tufting to hold the mattress together. And the entire mattress has been certified to the Greenguard Gold standard, meaning it's been deemed safe for the more sensitive environments, such as hospitals and schools.

So while the Oceano is not a natural or organic mattress, we were impressed with the care that's been taken to ensure it's as free from chemicals and off-gassing as possible. The Brentwood Home website has more details on its safety certifications.

Green Rating 8 /10 Not natural, but has impressive certifications

 

Adjustable Base Compatibility what’s this )

If you plan to use your mattress atop an adjustable base, the manufacturer says that the Oceano mattress should work perfectly well. We were unable to test it on our queen-size adjustable base, however, since our test mattresses were twin size.

 

Price, Value & Longevity

How Much Does the Brentwood Home Oceano Cost?

Prices shown are list prices for the Oceano mattress and optional box foundation. Remember that GoodBed keeps our site current with the best available discounts on all online mattresses, many of which are exclusive discounts for our readers.

Size Dimensions Mattress

 Box Foundation

GoodBed Discount?

Twin 38" x 74" x 14" $995 $225 Yes
Twin XL 38" x 80" x 14"  $1,195 $225 Yes
Full (Double) 54" x 74" x 14" $1,295 $250 Yes
Queen 60" x 80" x 14" $1,495 $275 Yes
King 76" x 80" x 14" $1,995 $350 Yes
California King 72" x 84" x 14" $1,995 $350 Yes

 

What Are You Getting?

The Brentwood Home Oceano mattress is a 14-inch mattress made with memory foam and two layers of pocketed steel coils. The mattress has safety certifications for most of its components, as well as strict certifications for off-gassing, VOCs and odors from Greenguard.

The pocketed coil unit is of very high quality, with a zoned system of varying steel gauges to ensure firmer support for the heavier parts of your body, and heavier coils around the edge as well.

 

How Long Will the Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Last?

We found nothing concerning at all about the Oceano mattress in terms of quality of materials, and throughout our testing were impressed with design and construction quality. We found no reason why this mattress would not last as long or longer than other mattresses.

 

Overall Value

On balance, we feel that the Brentwood Home Oceano mattress is a well made bed with some extensive safety certifications that set it apart from the competition. At $1,495 for the queen size bed, we think it compares extremely well to similarly constructed mattresses you might find in a mattress or department store.

Value Rating 8 /10 Very good value

 

Other Factors to Consider

Delivery

  • Free delivery to door or curb
  • Optional $199 white-glove service

Brentwood Home includes free delivery to your door. A white-glove option is available for $199; this includes delivery to the room of your choice, setup of the bed, removal of all packaging and removal of your old bedding if you choose. For an additional $75 on top of that, the company will remove your old bed as well.

 

Returns

  • 365-day trial period
  • Full refund, including free pickup within trial period

Brentwood Home offers a full one-year trial period, with full refund should you return the mattress. See: Brentwood Home return policy.

 

Warranty

  • Warranty Length: 25 years; pro-rated after 10 years
  • Indentation Coverage: 2” and above

One of the biggest, if not THE biggest complaints about any mattress from consumers regards body impressions — the inability of a mattress to spring back, eventually creating a low spot/sinkhole in the mattress. As such, mattress warranties all contain a term defining how big a sag or ‘body impression’ (measured when no one is on the mattress) is considered a defect, and thus covered under the warranty. The industry standard for mattresses is generally between ¾” and 1.5”. Brentwood Home has chosen to cover indentations that meet or exceed 2”. Practically speaking, that means any softening or sagging would need to be at least that deep before the warranty would offer you protection. See: Brentwood Home warranty policy.

Years 1-10 of the warranty are non-prorated, meaning you'll receive a full refund of the purchase price should your mattress qualify for coverage under the warranty. For years 11-25, the warranty is pro-rated, meaning you would receive a percentage of the purchase priced based on years of ownership beyond 11. And for any warranty service, you're on the hook for shipping fees both ways.

In short, while we think the Brentwood Home Oceano is a well-made mattress that should last, the warranty falls short of the competition.

Brentwood Home Oceano Unboxing

Bottom Line: Is the Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Right for You?

Overall, the Oceano mattress is a high quality bed that will suit a wide range of sleepers who prefer a moderately firm bed.  Based on our findings, here’s who we think is the best and worst match for an Oceano mattress

BEST if you:            

  • Are primarily a back or stomach sleeper
  • Enjoy a buoyant feeling of floating on top of the mattress
  • Sleep or sit right on the edge of the bed
  • Need good pressure relief
  • Are easily disturbed by a partner's movements

NOT IDEAL if you:

  • Prefer a slow, melting into the bed feeling
  • Like a deeply cushioned bed
  • Are a lighter (<200 lbs.) side sleeper
  • Prefer a bouncy mattress

So, is the Brentwood Home Oceano a good bed for you? If the criteria and characteristics we described in this review sound like a good match for you, then we certainly think it's one you should consider. Click here to visit their website at BrentwoodHome.com

If you're still not sure, you can use a version of our match quiz to get your personal match score for this mattress, along with an explanation of how we calculated it. Or, take the general mattress match quiz, which will search across all brands and stores (both online and offline) to show you mattresses that best meet your personal requirements. After taking any version of this quiz, you can even search for any mattress on GoodBed to see your personal match score for that product.

 

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